Distance between Mackay and Cairns

The distance from Mackay to Cairns is 743 kilometers by road including 23 kilometers on motorways. Road takes approximately 8 hours and 32 minutes and goes through Paget, Te Kowai, Marian, Pleystowe, Walkerston, Hampden and Buthurra.

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City
Town
Village
Hamlet
Motorway
Primary
Secondary
Unclassified
Point Distance Time Fuel
Mackay 0 km 0:00 00 min 0.0 L
A1 4 km, 03 min
Paget 4 km 0:03 03 min 0.2 L
A1 70 5 km, 04 min
Te Kowai 9 km 0:07 07 min 0.6 L
70 12 km, 08 min
Marian 21 km 0:15 15 min 0.9 L
64 17 km, 11 min
Hampden 38 km 0:27 27 min 2.7 L
A1 12 km, 07 min
Buthurra 49 km 0:34 34 min 3.5 L
A1 12 km, 07 min
Kolijo 61 km 0:42 42 min 4.7 L
A1 20 km, 13 min
Pindi Pindi 81 km 0:56 56 min 5.1 L
A1 34 km, 22 min
Lethebrook 114 km 1:18 1 h 18 min 9.0 L
A1 629 km, 7 h 13 min
Cairns 743 km 8:32 8 h 32 min 59.3 L
City
Town
Village
Hamlet
Motorway
Primary
Secondary
Unclassified
Point Distance Time Fuel
Mackay 0 km 0:00 00 min 0.0 L
A1 4 km, 03 min
Paget 4 km 0:03 03 min 0.2 L
A1 70 5 km, 04 min
Te Kowai 9 km 0:07 07 min 0.6 L
70 12 km, 08 min
Marian 21 km 0:15 15 min 0.9 L
64 17 km, 11 min
Hampden 38 km 0:27 27 min 2.7 L
A1 12 km, 07 min
Buthurra 49 km 0:34 34 min 3.5 L
A1 12 km, 07 min
Kolijo 61 km 0:42 42 min 4.7 L
A1 20 km, 13 min
Pindi Pindi 81 km 0:56 56 min 5.1 L
A1 34 km, 22 min
Lethebrook 114 km 1:18 1 h 18 min 9.0 L
A1 8 km, 05 min
Goorganga Plains 122 km 1:23 1 h 23 min 9.4 L
A1 21 km, 14 min
Mrytlevale 143 km 1:38 1 h 38 min 10.7 L
A1 20 km, 13 min
Debella 163 km 1:51 1 h 51 min 12.6 L
A1 18 km, 12 min
Intaburra 181 km 2:03 2 h 03 min 14.2 L
A1 22 km, 15 min
Merinda 203 km 2:19 2 h 19 min 16.0 L
A1 39 km, 26 min
Guthalungra 242 km 2:45 2 h 45 min 18.8 L
A1 16 km, 11 min
Gumlu 258 km 2:57 2 h 57 min 20.2 L
A1 38 km, 26 min
Home Hill 296 km 3:24 3 h 24 min 23.4 L
A1 13 km, 09 min
Ayr 310 km 3:34 3 h 34 min 24.4 L
A1 5 km, 04 min
Brandon 315 km 3:38 3 h 38 min 25.2 L
A1 69 km, 46 min
Stuart 384 km 4:24 4 h 24 min 30.4 L
A1 13 km, 09 min
Douglas 398 km 4:33 4 h 33 min 31.6 L
A1 11 km, 06 min
Shaw 409 km 4:40 4 h 40 min 32.4 L
A1 41 km, 27 min
Rollingstone 450 km 5:07 5 h 07 min 36.0 L
A1 15 km, 10 min
Mutarnee 465 km 5:18 5 h 18 min 36.8 L
A1 12 km, 08 min
Bambaroo 478 km 5:26 5 h 26 min 37.7 L
A1 23 km, 15 min
Toobanna 500 km 5:41 5 h 41 min 40.0 L
A1 9 km, 06 min
Ingham 509 km 5:47 5 h 47 min 40.1 L
A1 50 km, 34 min
Cardwell 559 km 6:21 6 h 21 min 44.2 L
A1 45 km, 31 min
Tully 604 km 6:52 6 h 52 min 48.0 L
A1 15 km, 10 min
El Arish 619 km 7:03 7 h 03 min 49.1 L
A1 8 km, 05 min
Silkwood 627 km 7:08 7 h 08 min 50.0 L
A1 20 km, 13 min
Mourilyan 648 km 7:22 7 h 22 min 51.7 L
A1 32 km, 23 min
Mirriwinni 679 km 7:46 7 h 46 min 54.2 L
A1 4 km, 03 min
Babinda 684 km 7:49 7 h 49 min 54.6 L
A1 14 km, 09 min
Deeral 697 km 7:58 7 h 58 min 55.5 L
A1 7 km, 04 min
Fishery Falls 704 km 8:03 8 h 03 min 56.2 L
A1 14 km, 09 min
Gordonvale 718 km 8:12 8 h 12 min 57.0 L
A1 8 km, 06 min
Wrights Creek 727 km 8:19 8 h 19 min 57.9 L
A1 5 km, 03 min
Bentley Park 732 km 8:22 8 h 22 min 58.4 L
A1 11 km, 09 min
Cairns 743 km 8:31 8 h 31 min 59.3 L

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does it cost to drive from Mackay to Cairns?

Fuel cost: 70.7 AUD

This fuel cost is calculated as: (Route length 743 km / 100 km) * (Fuel consumption 8 L/100 km) * (Fuel price 1.19 AUD / L)

You can adjust fuel consumption and fuel price here.

How long is a car ride from Mackay to Cairns?

Driving time: 8 h 32 min

This time is calculated for driving at the maximum permitted speed, taking into account traffic rules restrictions.

  • 20 km with a maximum speed 100 km/h = 11 min
  • 573 km with a maximum speed 90 km/h = 6 h 21 min
  • 124 km with a maximum speed 80 km/h = 1 h 33 min
  • 8 km with a maximum speed 70 km/h = 7 min
  • 18 km with a maximum speed 60 km/h = 17 min

The calculated driving time does not take into account intermediate stops and traffic jams.

How far is Mackay to Cairns by land?

The distance between Mackay and Cairns is 743 km by road including 23 km on motorways.

Precise satellite coordinates of highways were used for this calculation. The start and finish points are the centers of Mackay and Cairns respectively.

How far is Mackay to Cairns by plane?

The shortest distance (air line, as the crow flies) between Mackay and Cairns is 591 km.

This distance is calculated using the Haversine formula as a great-circle distance between two points on the surface of a sphere. The start and finish points are the centers of Mackay and Cairns respectively. Actual distance between airports may be different.

How many hours is Mackay from Cairns by plane?

Boeing 737 airliner needs 44 min to cover the distance of 591 km at a cruising speed of 800 km/h.

Small plane "Cessna 172" needs 2 h 41 min to flight this distance at average speed of 220 km/h.

This time is approximate and do not take into account takeoff and landing times, airport location and other real world factors.

How long is a helicopter ride from Mackay to Cairns?

Fast helicopter "Eurocopter AS350" or "Hughes OH-6 Cayuse" need 2 h 27 min to cover the distance of 591 km at a cruising speed of 240 km/h.

Popular "Robinson R44" needs 2 h 48 min to flight this distance at average speed of 210 km/h.

This time is approximate and do not take into account takeoff and landing times, aerodrome location and other real world factors.

What city is halfway between Mackay and Cairns?

The halfway point between Mackay and Cairns is Stuart. It is located about 13 km from the exact midpoint by road.

The distance from Stuart to Mackay is 384 km and driving will take about 4 h 24 min. The road between Stuart and Cairns has length 359 km and will take approximately 4 h 7 min.

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Where is Mackay in relation to Cairns?

Mackay is located 591 km south-east of Cairns.

Mackay has geographic coordinates: latitude -21.14196, longitude 149.18651.

Cairns has geographic coordinates: latitude -16.9205, longitude 145.77189.

Which highway goes from Mackay to Cairns?

The route from Mackay to Cairns follows A1.

Other minor sections pass along the road:

  • 64: 14 km
  • 70: 6 km
The distance between Mackay and Cairns is ranked 360th in the ranking popularity.
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